HIS PLAN IS A PROCESS

The church has and always will be the chosen vehicle of our Saviour. That is how He planned it from the start and nothing has changed His plan over the centuries. We may consider it a flawed and problematic choice, but it remains His choice.

THE CHURCH – HIS CHOSEN VEHICLE

Ephesians 5:25-27 Husbands, love your wives, even as Christ also loved the church, and gave himself for it; that he might sanctify and cleanse it with the washing of water by the word, that he might present it to himself a glorious church, not having spot, or wrinkle, or any such thing; but that it should be holy and without blemish.

YOUR ULTIMATE DESTINATION IS SECURE

If we know our ultimate destination is secure, we can rest in God regarding the journey. A friend shared this illustration with me: You arrive at the airport to book a flight, the person assisting you tells you that they have two options available to you.

OVERCOMING A BESIEGED MENTALITY

The word ‘besieged’ is a military term that means to be surrounded by enemy forces. In old days cities were besieged in order to attack and conquer them. That is why they would say things like: ‘The army besieged the castle’. It involves surrounding and attacking a fortified place in order to isolate it from help and force surrender.

THE RICH FABRIC OF LIFE

I recently read a story about a family who had been farmers for generations. They loved their farm and worked it faithfully and productively. Then due to reasons beyond their control they were dispossessed of their land. It was a traumatic and devastating hurdle in the journey of their lives. When they were interviewed by a journalist about what had happened, they were asked if they were bitter and angry and they owner said no, he was not, but it was part of the ‘rich fabric of life’.

JOY IN THE JOURNEY

The course of life is never as we had hoped or predicted. Often we encounter unexpected hurdles and challenges. As a young man, I had my whole life mapped out in front of my eyes. I had dreams and visions about how things would work out. The future looked bright and unassailable. But life began to unfold in very different ways to what I had anticipated.

THE LORD WANTS TO BE A LIVING REALITY IN YOUR LIFE

Moses had this awesome moment when God passed by right in front of him and he could see some of the glory and wonder of the living God. In a world where there is so much negativity, wickedness and despair, the Lord wants to make Himself real to us so that we will see things from a different perspective.

THE LORD IS YOUR SAFE SPACE

There are times in our lives when we need the protection and the hand of God to be very present in our lives. In this verse we see how God takes Moses from the rock on which he was standing and places him in a cleft in the rock. A cleft in a rock represents a place where the rock has split or broken open so that there is a place you can go into where you can be protected and secure.

HE PLACES OUR FEET ON SOLID GROUND

There is a great old hymn with the following words: ‘On Christ the solid Rock I stand, all other ground is sinking sand.’ The solid Rock on which we can stand is Jesus Christ our Lord. The Lord gave Moses a position of security, a rock, on which he could stand secure. The Lord does not desire for us to be standing on sinking sand.

GOD WANTS US TO STAND IN HIM

I just love this phrase: ‘A place where you may stand…’ Years ago, I had the privilege of travelling to Italy. We were able to see some of the great church buildings and enjoy their splendor and magnificence. We came to one building where there was a long flight of wooden stairs going up from the entrance foyer. People were crawling up and down the stairs, praying, crying and pleading with God. They would often stop on a particular step and weep.

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